Okay, this just bothers me:
I was talking to my mom about the way my grandparents insist on being homophobic around me. Now, mom and dad are accepting to the best of their ability, but my maternal grandparents in particular are not, to say the least. My mother said something along these lines: "You're very lucky, you have two supportive parents.", as though this compensates for the blatant homophobia of my grandparents. EXCUSE ME!!!! I AM NOT 'LUCKY' MY PARENTS ACCEPT ME. 'LUCKY' IS WHEN MOMMY AND DADDY DON'T GET MAD AT YOU FOR FAILING A TEST. IT IS NOT WHEN THEY DECIDE THAT, BECAUSE OF WHO YOU LOVE, THEY WILL STILL LOVE YOU. There is something wrong with our world when it's considered lucky to still be on good terms with your parents just because of who you love/screw. If parents cannot love their children for something like that, it is failing on the part of the parents, not 'bad luck'. No child should be deprived the love of a parent. Or a family.
There is something wrong when a kid sits at a table wanting to cry because their parent will not allow them to be offended at a homophobic joke. There is something wrong when a grandfather cannot see how much he hurts his granddaughter. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WHEN A TEENAGER IS AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO THEM AT SCHOOL, BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY'LL BE ACCUSED OF 'SHOVING IT IN PEOPLE'S FACES'. There is something wrong with a mother who protects the ignorance of her parents over the psychological well-being of her children. There is something wrong when you spend every family dinner close to tears and afraid to talk at all. THERE IS SOMETHING THE FUCK WRONG WITH OUR WORLD.
Wow, that turned out much longer than intended. I'll be quiet now.